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US will give Ukraine $250 million for war and provocations against Russia

Summary of Disinformation

The United States will give Ukraine a quarter billion dollars for the war in Donbas. Next year, the Pentagon intends to use Ukraine as a military buffer between the United States and Russia and intends to turn Ukraine into a provocateur of Russia. The United States will never wage war against Russia, but they sell weapons to others to fight it, and Ukraine is an example of this.

RT Russian, 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 time 43:30, KP.ru
RT Russian, 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 time 43:30, KP.ru

This is a Kremlin narrative claiming that Ukraine, the United States and the European Union are provoking Russia.

According to the bill on the US military budget for 2020, the US government really intends to provide Ukraine with $250 million to improve the defence sector.  However, this money will not go to the “war in Donbas”, but to the security and intelligence support areas.

The main focus of the United States will be on strengthening Ukraine’s naval capabilities after Russia's aggressive actions in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.  There is no talk of a "provocation ground" in the draft law.  The United States insists that it is Ukraine and the countries of the Black Sea region that need to protect themselves from Russian attacks at sea.

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Reported in: Issue 155
Date: 12.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: United States, Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Military, Provocation, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian, 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 time 43:00, KP.ru
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